Our youth and children’s programmes wouldn’t run without the help of volunteers and we want to thank everyone who gives of their time to help in their various roles. The organisations are off at the moment for the Summer break but we think this is a good time to express our need for more helpers in various groups. A few of our young who play a big role in Unlabelled, Unique and E.P.I.C (our youth programmes) are heading off to university come September which will leave us quite short for leaders. We urge that you take time to think and pray before you make a decision but if you would be interested in volunteering with our young people either on a rota basis or a year commitment please speak to Aimee Gibson.

aimee@lambegparish.co.uk   OR  07999649180 

Daily Prayer

 Find a quiet place and time each day

 Ask God to help you understand His Word

 Read and think about a Bible passage (perhaps using the notes of Sunday’s sermons or using Bible reading notes)

 Pray about what you’ve read for yourself

 Pray about what you’ve read for others

 Pray about other concerns, including Lambeg parish activities and events mentioned in this edition of ‘The Link’.


Holy Baptism

Baptisms are arranged for the second Sunday of each month.  Parents seeking baptism for their children or adults seeking baptism must contact the Rector.  No definite arrangements can be made for baptism until parents and those seeking baptism have completed a baptismal course with the Rector. Please contact the Rector for further details.

10.45 a.m.

Holy Communion page 180         Preacher: Rector

 Epistle: 1 Thess. 4:13-18 (p.1188)

 Gospel: Luke 1:1-25 (p.1025)

10.45 am

Messy Church in the Hilden Centre


6.30 p.m.

Evening Prayer page 101            Preacher: M. Gibbons

  First Reading: Hosea 11 (p.907)

 Second Reading: Matthew 6:5-14 (p.970)

Sunday 2nd December  2018

Thank God

for the life and witness of Lambeg Church and the Hilden Centre  

God’s generous provision for the ministry


PRAY for

the Rector and Aimee and all in leadership

the Sunday services - the worship and teaching. 

the elderly and housebound -

those who visit hem

those who have been bereaved, the ill and those facing difficult situations

Craig, Georgie, Noah and Bethany serving in St. Luke’s, Bath


8.00 pm

Bowling Club

Church Hall


10.00 am
7.30 pm
8.00 pm

Mums & Tots
UnLabelled Youth Club (Yr8+)       (Hilden Centre)

Bible Study

Hilden Centre

Minor Hall


9.30 am
7.00 pm

7.00 pm

Work Party
Girls Brigade
uniors (P5 to P7) 7.00- 8.30 pm

 Seniors (Yr 8 to Yr 10) 7.00 – 8.30 pm

 Brigaders (Yr 11 plus) 7.30 – 9.00 pm
Choir Practice (This week only)

Church Halls

Choiorv Robing Room


10.00 a.m.
6.45 pm

7.00 - 8.00
7.30 pm

Open House
Church Lads Brigade.
6.45 - 7.30pm Martins (P1-P2)
7.00 - 8.00pm Yteam (P3-P6)

7.30 -8.30pm  JTC (P7-Y9) 
Pastoral Course
Mens Society Christmas Dinner (Lisburn Golf Club)

Hilden Centre
Hilden Centre



Hilden Centre


10.30 am

Girls Brigade.  Under 5s & Explorers

Church Hall
Church Halls

Activities for Week commencing  3rd December 2018

Gift Aid

Churches are able to claim a refund of £0.25 from the Inland Revenue for every £1 a tax-paying parishioner gives to the church.  

Currently, the vestry estimates that we are missing out on a possible extra £5000 because not everyone who qualifies for Gift Aid has signed up to it.

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify, or are already signed up, or simply want to find out more information, please lift a Gift Aid form from the back of church and contact our treasurer.

Further details can also be found inside the 2016 Financial Report

Gift Aid Coordinator

At the last meeting of the Select Vestry, Elizabeth McBurney was appointed as the Parish Gift Aid Coordinator to assist the Honorary Treasurer, Angela Sloan, in the administration of the Gift Aid Scheme.  Liz will be seeking to expand the number of people who are eligible to gift aid their contributions to their Free Will Offerings.  If you are a tax payer not already signed up then Liz or Angela are the persons to speak to.

1st Sunday of Advent


Monday: Read Luke 1:1-25.  We think of Christmas beginning with the Angel’s announcement to Mary or the Angel appearing to Joseph in a dream.  But Luke tells us Christmas begins with the birth of John the Baptist. Pray for all those who proclaim Jesus at home and overseas.

 Tuesday: Read Luke 1:1-4.  The Bible is historically accurate.  Luke has carefully researched and put together the evidence of the eye-witnesses of Jesus.  Thank God for the Word of God.  Pray that many will read it and study it.  Thank God for the work of the Bible Society

 Wednesday: Read Luke 1:5-17. Here is a significant moment not only for Israel, but for the world.  The birth of John the Baptist signals the coming of the Messiah into the world, for John the Baptist announced his coming.  Thank God that there is hope in a world darkened by sin.

Thursday: Read Luke 1:18-25.  Zechariah should have known better.  He was a priest, well-versed in the Scriptures & knew that one day the Messiah would come.  He should have accepted the message at once with gladness.  Pray for all who hear the message of Jesus to accept it.

 Friday: Read Luke 1:1-25.  Luke wants us to know the all about Christmas.  First of all that it is all absolutely true and secondly that through it, God is bringing to pass all his promises about dealing with sin and making all things new.   Praise God for his faithfulness & goodness.

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